Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday(69)--The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Release Date: September 21, 2010 from Razorbill

Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.

I've always been fascinated by the idea of changelings, so this one sounds amazing to me!! Also, who can resist that comparison, "Edward Scissorhands meet The Catcher in the Rye?" How awesome does that sound?!


  1. Yep, it totally had me at Edward Scissorhands meets Catcher in the Rye. Definitely have to read this one :)

  2. Cool pick!

    If you get a chance, here is my WOW :)

  3. I am totally intrigued by this one. Looks fresh and exciting. Great pick!

  4. I am anxious to read this one too. The cover alone is enough to suck you in.

    By the way in case I haven't already mentioned it, I love the new look.

  5. I'm excited for this one too. I love the cover - it creeps me out!